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    Exclamation No longer being notified when someone responds

    I am no longer receiving email notifications when someone responds to one of my subscribed posts.

    I checked the settings for this: "Default Thread Subscription Mode: Instantly, using email"
    My email address is correct.
    I checked my spam folder.
    I am subscribed to the posts that are getting responses but no notification email.

    This stopped working about a week or so ago and never was a problem before.

    What else can I check?

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    TESTING.... Let's see if I get an email..

    Few days ago one of the BRASS HATS did some tweaking.... Several of our sites were sending out large amounts of spam...

    Course ALL of the Original Rules would still reply.... If you're online at VBF, the system won't send you an email since you're already here.... ETC.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    hmmmm....No one else replied.. Kind of killed my ability to see if I'll get an EMAIL.

    HINT HINT
    Wi-fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family....They seem like nice people.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    hmmmm....No one else replied.. Kind of killed my ability to see if I'll get an EMAIL.

    HINT HINT
    Does this work?

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    G'Day PB
    Are you self hosting SMTP ?

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    NO Email for me. I'll run it up the flag pole.... Not sure what the results will be.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Did same test on sister site. It too failed.


    <<<REPORTED>>>

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    G'Day Steve
    I have 500+ TABs open across 3 x browsers ( Chrome , FF , Edge ) I can't see how you could determine that I was 'not using' the site - vbForums TAB in focus ???
    This could explain why OP is not getting notif. besides the IPV4 in BLs which I have harped on about !!!

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Great... Here we go again.... Didn't I mention several time that when YOU, member jg.sa are the ONLY MEMBER in the WORLD that isn't getting emails - the problem is on YOUR END?

    When I and others suddenly "Start" NOT Receiving emails after a recent change to the system - the problem is with the site.

    Your current email address is funky looking.... I wouldn't use it even to test you..... LOL

    Did you ever switch to a GMAIL account like suggested?

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    I remember having the same problem some years ago with my GMX-Account.
    IIRC it was a misconfiguration of VBF having to do with a missing/wrong "tag" in its Mail-headers, so GMX denied acceptance of the mail resp. declaring it as SPAM in their own receiving servers, so it never reached my SPAM-Filters even

    EDIT: Found something in my Mails.
    My Problems were in March 2018, and i wrote back and forth with "Nick" and "Steve"
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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    No, I am not self-hosting. Just for completeness, I am not having trouble receiving email from anywhere else and my spam folder seems to be working normally too.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    PickyBiker.... this issue is with the site. No One is getting those emails... all of a sudden.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    this issue is with the site. No One is getting those emails... all of a sudden.
    Ahh....the "classic"... someone had a "grand" idea (probably someone fresh from college)...

    In Germany we call this "Verschlimmbessern"
    English: "improveworsement"
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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Quote Originally Posted by Zvoni View Post
    Ahh....the "classic"... someone had a "grand" idea (probably someone fresh from college)...

    In Germany we call this "Verschlimmbessern"
    English: "improveworsement"
    "Alright, who let the intern push right to production?"

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    * I also don't respond to friend requests. Save a few bits and don't bother. I'll just end up rejecting anyways.*
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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Its * Schadenfreude 2 me, I learnt German at high school, gr8 4 when I needed to hack SAP

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Ok, some new information.
    apparently, notifications work for PM‘s.
    could someone test/confirm?
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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Yes the PM Emails get sent and so do the Happy Birthday emails....

    Thanks for your feedback which prompted me to email my boss.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Same reply as usual -> "Hurry up and WAIT."

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Quote Originally Posted by PickyBiker View Post
    my spam folder seems to be working normally too.
    Just to be clear, does that mean, "filling up on a daily basis?"
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Is this problem back again?

    I've not received any emails when someone responds to my post.

    It used to work just fine.

    But now I find someone has responded by logging in here because I get no emails from vbforums.

    October 23, 2022

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    Webbiz, see the post by Steve some weeks ago..
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    PickyBiker.... this issue is with the site. No One is getting those emails... all of a sudden.

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    I'm not getting thread notifications either, but I am getting them if there is a private message for me.
    Thanks all!

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    Re: No longer being notified when someone responds

    I hope there's somebody *actively* fixing this!
    Thanks all!

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